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#1
Hi everyone

I've been using my cpap machine since November of last year 2015. Have had a full face mask with no problems until now... I've been getting a sore on the bridge of my nose, I went to the pharmacy thinking it was a zit and the pharmacist thought it was a reaction to my mask not a zit, I've tried different masks ( don't like them ) I've had the mark on my nose for about 2 months now. will see my doctor if it doesn't go away. during the day it seems to look not so irritated as in the morning when I first wake up. has this happened to anyone else? if so, how did you fix it?



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#2
G'day Shirl, welcome to Apnea Board.

It's not uncommon to get a sore on the nose caused by the mask. I don't know if it's a reaction to the silicon or a physical abrasion, or perhaps a bit of both. If your mask is getting old the cushion may have lost its flexibility thus causing abrasion. In this case the answer is to get a new cushion.

The other option is to place some fabric between the mask and your skin. I use a couple of layers of flanelette over the bridge of my nose - mainly to prevent leakage, but it also prevents skin damage by rubbing. You can also get mask liners which have a similar effect. The most popular are made by Remzz and Pad-a-cheek.
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#3
A small band aid does the trick.
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#4
thank you, I bought a nasal pad last night and it kept my nose from being irritated this morning but thanks for the input, I may try a piece of material next Thanks
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#5
Hi Shirl,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It's great that you found a solution, good luck to you with your CPAP therapy, hang in there for more responses to your post.
trish6hundred
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